9 day Paragliding course

The 9-day paragliding course will give you the skills and confidence to fly safely.

You will learn to be a safe confident pilot on this course. We will set you up with a  solid foundation. Then you can paraglide and continue to grow your flying skills and experiences and adventures for many years.

You will start with being signed up as a student member of the SAFA. On your first day, you will be shown how to set up the paraglider, ground training on flat ground to get a feel for the flight controls. We will move you at your own pace to build your confidence and skills. We will cover flight theory before going any higher.

Over the next days, you will do more slope training and training hill flights. This is where you will start to fly. You will do 20+ flights from the training hill over the course.

Our aim is to get you competent with take-off’s, flying and landing.  When you have mastered this you will be ready for high flights, under the supervision of highly skilled instructors. You will be on the radio for all of your flights.  You will move onto high flights when your instructor knows your ready.

When your instructor is confident that you have the skills to fly safely and in control and you have passed all of your SAFA criteria and exams, you will only then gain your PG2 license.

Paragliding is a weather dependent sport and students will learn at different speeds. It’s best to set aside extra days just in case the weather is not on our side or you need extra training.

Our courses go far beyond the minimum requirements – When you are signed off with a license with our school you can be sure you have the skill level needed to fly safely and have fun.

At Oz Paragliding and Hang gliding we are more than just a school. We really want to get people into this great sport of paragliding and share our passion for free flight. We will support you all the way through your flying career.

We prefer you to do this course in a block of 9 days, as students generally progress faster this way, however, if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages, but it can cost you more, as it will take you longer. If you need more than 9 days to finish the course, you will need to pay by the day for your extra days.

Oz Paragliding and Hang gliding doesn’t just hand out licenses. We will train you to be the best pilot you can be. Lisa Bradley and her highly experienced team will look after you in a safe environment. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service to our students. Lisa is very passionate about paragliding and teaching and passing on her skills and knowledge to her students.

What to expect:

This course consists of 9 days of intensive training. Expect to devote 5  hours per lesson day, including 10+ hours of classroom, 10+hours of workbook time. Please note you are paying for 5 hours a day, for 9 days of training in this course. If you need extra days you will need to pay by the day. The PG2 SAFA license is internationally recognized.

The first 5+ days is about working on your ground training and low flight skills. The next 3 to 4 days is about preparing for higher flights and initiating them. You will be put through the PG2 SAFA syllabus. Once you have achieved this you can be examined and tested for your SAFA PG2. Please note that everyone learns at different speeds, you may need to book in for extra training to achieve the SAFA license.

You will need to pass and completed all the necessary training and paperwork for the SAFA PG2 license and show that your a safe pilot to qualify for the SAFA novice rating.  You will need a high level of fitness for this course, we recommend being fit and strong before starting.

Please note that everyone learns at different speeds and it may take you longer than the 9 days to complete your SAFA license. You may need to come back when we are running our next courses. The cost for extra days is $350 a day.


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Day one, two and three: On the first morning you will learn about your paragliding equipment, how to clip into the glider and to inflating and run with the glider. This is called ground training.  You will ground train on gentle slopes close to the ground in the morning. In the afternoon you can look forward to solo flights from our training slopes and you will start to get weightless steps in as your technique gets better.. Then you’re ready for the big training hill for the next 4 days.

Day two, three and four: The next days usually consist of solo flying from our private training hill. Your instructors will guide you through every stage of your course. We will progress you at your own pace.

Rest of the course: (PG2) Successive days consist of multiple flights from launch sites suitable to the weather on the day. Expect about 20 flights, focusing initially on take-off and landing skills. Once these skills are acquired, we move on to high flights. There you will be put through the practical SAFA requirements.

Theory: Combined with the flying, elements of theory will be taught. We conduct the theory lessons in a natural environment, discussing things as they occur, on the hill or in the landing paddock. There is also a necessary element of classroom theory. If you have the opportunity we recommend some pre-course reading. “The Art of Paragliding” by Dennis Pagen is a particularly useful book.

*If you have Dyslexia or are illiterate, your instructor can help you through the Exams and theory at your discretion.

We prefer you to do this course in a block of 9 days, as students generally learn easier this way, however, if you have a problem getting the time off work you can split the course into stages or do it on your weekends or days off. But it may take you longer and cost you more. 


9 days / Allow: 5 hours a day

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